Alberni Harbour. Photo: Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce
Alberni and the pastoral Alberni Valley, have become gateways
to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. With the increased popularity
of Pacific Rim National Park, Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds, and
the incredible sportfishing available, more and more visitors
are using their vacations in Port Alberni take day trips to a
variety of West Coast locations.
Pacific Ocean provides a great many recreational opportunities.
Harbour cruises are one of the popular pastimes in the city as
is sightseeing and browsing through gift shops and galleries.
Known as the "Salmon Capital of the World", Port Alberni
hosts the annual "Salmon Festival" which is extremely
popular as is year round fishing - not only ocean fishing but
fishing in one of the many freshwater lakes in the area.
For the visitor interested in fish, a visit to the fish hatchery
on the Stamp River or the fish ladders in the Stamp Falls Provincial
Campsite would prove fascinating.
Fishing on the Stamp River. Photo: Alberni Valley Chamber
water pursuits are swimming, boating and windsurfing. For those
who like to stay dry, hiking, heli-tours, camping and eco-tours
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Mars Water Bomber, Sproat Lake. Photo: Alberni Valley Chamber
Port Alberni, BC, is 50 km (31 mi.) west of Parksville
or 121 km (121 mi.) northwest of Victoria
on Vancouver Island's Highway 4. The area is also served by local
airlines and a couple of bus lines
Mars waterbomber dropping beside the cruise ship “The World”
Photo: Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce
Pacific Steam Railway. Photo: Alberni Valley Chamber of
Attractions: Alberni Harbour Quay, Alberni Valley Historic
Museum, Cathedral Grove Historic Forest, Boat Trips, water bombers,
McLean's Mill Historic Site, mill or forest tours, Fish hatchery,
Art Centre, Sproat Lake Petroglyphs, Stamp Falls Fish Ladders,
Alberni Pacific Steam Railway
Ships Festival in Port Alberni Harbour. Photo: Alberni Valley
Chamber of Commerce
June - Golden Oldies Car Show July - golf tournament August - “Thunder in the Valley” races and car show September - Salmon Festival, Alberni District Fall Fair
and the Toy Run October - Oktoberfest
Port Alberni provides a wide range of visitor services and
lodging. Visitors can choose accommodations at a variety of hotels,
motels, RV parks or campsites.
Valley Chamber of Commerce
2533 Port Alberni Highway
Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8P2
Telephone (250) 724-6535 Fax (250) 724-6560
Association of Vancouver Island
#203-335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2T5
Telephone (250) 754-3500 Fax (250) 754-3599